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Dear Readers,

Hearty Welcome to the launching of “” a dedicated website on the Business of Entertainment and other issues.

When a film is launched, the muhurat shot happens to be just a formal affair. But this launching is an event in itself, the rebirth of my baby in the electronic form. It is but natural that it has to be an event to be remembered for its future omen. The opening issue, therefore, has to be like an opening shot of a film, with substance, sentiments and meaning with a purpose, may be a nostalgia. So, what more apt the opening shot can be than the editor’s encounters with the intellectual, strategically strong and individualistic mother of an acknowledged super star of the millennium Amitabh Bachchan? Perhaps these nostalgia may give you a deep insight into the caring stature of the mother, no less a legend in her own way, who shaped, nurtured and allowed to grow the persona, charisma and super talent of a phenomenon nick named by media as BIG B.

It is said that there is always a woman behind a successful man. True. But when the successful man is only one of his kind, then there have to be two women behind him. Super star Big B, had that advantage of having awesome twosome behind his success: First his mother late Teji Bachchan and later his better half Jaya Bachchan.

Here is my tribute to that great soul Teji Harivanshrai Bachchan.

Dear readers, go thru’ this piece, if you have not already read this in the prestigious publication SCREEN dated 15th Feb. 2008.

Please ensure to give your feedback / candid comments OR CRITICISM. Criticism is welcome as we believe in this Stevenson quote :-


In fact, your constructive criticism will enable us to improve. So here we go.

Launch of Classical APP by Saregama-- Part II

Launch of Classical APP by Saregama

L TO R Pt. Hariprasad CHUARASIA Pt. Jasraj and Sarod Maestro Amzad ALI KHAN


Launch of Classical App by  Saregama


A photo of Shashi Kapoor receiving Phalke Award

Minister for I & B Arun Jaitley presents the Dasaheb Phalke award to  Shashi Kapoor.

Calls him a versatile personality from Indian cinema and an  actor par excellence.

45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) - Goa - 2014

45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) - 2014 Logo

20th - 30th November, 2014

A Detailed Analytical Report

Mismanaged, Chaotic Poorly Programmed Cinematic Public Show Shorn of International Standard Serious Film Appreciating Audience and Buffs. Accredited Media and Film Critics, instead of Very Important Persons (VIP) were reduced to Least Important Persons (LIP). Excepting the Festival Director Shankar Mohan, other Organizers have had no Film knowledge or culture like ESG officials.



WOMEN’S WELLNESS CONCLAVE - A LAUDABLE initiative by YFLO (YOUNG FICCI LADIES ORGANISATION) And “Sleepwell Foundation” N G O. Mr. Rajv Pratap Rudy lent Support to YFLO to achieve their goal of skill development and at providing employability skills to women On the eve of International Women’s Day Ms. Avarna Jain – Chairperson of YFLO (Young FICCI Ladies Organisation) in association with the SLEEPWELL FOUNDATION (an NGO) organised for the first time, a Women s Wellness Conclave dedicated to women’s WELLNESS at Hotel le Meriden, New Delhi.

Film Reviews are no more an analytical criticism of the Contents but a hype for the product

Film Reviews are no more an analytical criticism of the Contents but a hype for the product In the present state of Bollywood when the success of a film is only gauged in terms of Box Office; no wonder almost all Media, whether Print or electronic; take services of mere REVIEWERS and not Media Critics. No brownie points to have courage of conviction to say that in a few instances, a ‘Readymade’ review with graded stars is simply handed over by the Producer’s PR machinery written under a pseudo name.

16th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) of MAMI - 2014

16th MFF Logo

16th Mumbai Film Festival Organised by Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI)

14 - 21 October, 2014

A Detailed Analytical Report

13th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) - 2014

13th MIFF Logo

For Short, Documentary and Animation films

3rd - 9th February, 2014 at NCPA complex

MIFF takes off with a bang and curtains down after a superb show.

Highlight of the Fest

Legendary Suchitra Sen

Suchitra Sen

A short Homage to Legendary Suchitra Sen

Super star of Bengali films and actress in Hindi films, the name itself spelled magic. Folks don’t go by the negative grapevines of her days as Super star in Bengali films with many escapades and misadventures with the then other male super stars (top name was of Uttam Kumar) in Bengal. The positive attributes and talents the Late Suchitra Sen possessed as a person were admirable.



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